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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Posted: 02/12/2014 at 21:43

Late summer I bought 12 globe artichoke plants from the nearly dead section in a local store, not expecting them to live...and one died...the rest are looking really healthy.

I'm not to sure what to do now, they had a good mulch of muck when planted out on the allotment, probably October time, wilted a little but picked up and are about 1ft high. 

It's getting cold now here in the NW and me thinks they've probably gone in to dormance ready for next year.

Should I cover with fleece if frost is due,leave them alone or cut the growth to ground level?. 

They are in a sheltered spot.   

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/11/2014 at 19:10

Fruitcake it sounds ;like you are well on the way to getting some chookie's for Christmas

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 20:27

Gg-  making a stable door and hanging it, me thinks is a bit beyond my level of skill   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 20:23

Spent the afternoon doing jobs in the back garden today instead of going to the allotment. Did a general tidy up, dug up some dahlias and galdioli bulbs, hoping to grow both on the allotment next year.

ginagibbs sounds like you got some bargin books. 'The Practical Step-By- Step book of Allotment Gardening' has been my bible this year, even took it on holiday and read it on the plane

Fruitcake - more are likely to follow. My garlics getting a tab bit pot bound, if it doesn't go in the ground tomorrow I'm thinking of potting it up and leaving it till next year to plant out. Planted up 50 onions today me thinks I'll leave those in the GH till next year.

The forcast here, for tomorrow is looking good, with sun shine mid day

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Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:52

Some friends got behind the stage at a Soap Aid concert some years ago using their uni cards

Multi coloured perennial nasturtium possible??

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:37

The seeds, when green and flowers are nice on a salad.

Black Friday bargains

Posted: 29/11/2014 at 19:32

We were e-mailed on Friday to say anyone showing a works ID card at The Body Shop could get a 50% discount until 4th Dec. No points for guessing who went into The Body Shop this morning 

What are your favourite native flowers?

Posted: 28/11/2014 at 21:16

I like going for walks and seeing wildflowers in hedge rows although many are probably weeds which I wouldn't want in my garden and I can only name but a few... . buttercups and daisy's spring to mind...    

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 23:43

Gg- I'll still have the shed with no door, the one I'm taking down might fall down before Springand I'll have help with the other jobs.

Wish we had a gardening club near here, there are sometimes talks at Betham Nursery, they are usually mid week though and there was a talk at the local park last week about pruning fruit tree's and caring for them but I was working  

 

to plant or not to plant...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:28

I read somewhere the shortest day is a good time to plant shallots, me thinks it's either the 21st or 22nd December but that would depend on the weather...if the ground's frozen.,..it isn't going to happen...and I haven't planted that early before...but...there's always a first time...it will be interesting to read what other posters think...

I've some garlic and onions still to go out but think it may now be to late for the onions...   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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A Q about used compost...  
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Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 06:13

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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